nodak651 Posted May 13, 2022 Share Posted May 13, 2022 On 5/2/2022 at 7:02 PM, SWSiouxMN said: https://www.inforum.com/sports/mcfeely-blog-und-wants-what-ndsu-has-for-television-exposure-and-more Interesting McFeely says UND's rights were available in 2017 and that nobody besides Midco was interested. UND signed its extension with Midco in the summer of 2016, a year before rights were set to expire in summer 2017, so I don't understand how his statement could be accurate. Did he legitimately just make that up? I emailed the Forum to request a correction. Schlossman also seems to be implying that the only reason the tv rights are out for bid now is because of state law, and this contradicts McFeely's statement that relates to why UND is seeking bids now, vs 5 years ago (when competitive bids were not required by state law). Doubt anything comes of it, but their reporting on this and the Learfield contract are complete busch league at best. McFeely's Learfield article literally states that "the hockey and basketball arenas are owned by the Engelstad Family Foundation"... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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